UPCOMING 2018 ENGAGEMENTS:
June 19-27: Self-directed Residency, Sardinia, Italy
A Call to Origins: a BecomeBecome Art Residency, Exhibition, and Symposium
Featuring world premiere of new interdisciplinary project cycle[s]
Read more about BecomeBecome nomadic residencies here.
I am interested in expounding a definition of “origin” that can be universally accessed; a sense of rooted-ness that expands beyond the boundaries of our individual egos and beyond time on a human scale. My proposed project, cycle[s], investigates cyclic movement across disciplines, combining electronically-processed sound recordings, found sculptural artifacts, and live performative painting in an immersive installation. Through the repetition and layering of audio-visual elements, I aim to evoke the same kinds of cyclic processes found in nature, in the cosmos, and within all of us, examining the timelessness resulting from continuous transformation. Envisioned as an ongoing, site-specific series of performances, this first iteration of cycle[s] will reflect the surrounding Sardinian environment in order to articulate a clear, yet boundless, sense of place.
Upon commencing the residency, I will explore the surrounding landscape, listening, observing, capturing audio recordings, and collecting found objects. The garnered materials will provide content and inspiration for the project’s subsequent development: using Ableton Live, I will distort and transform audio samples into ambient, mesmerizing soundscapes; likewise, found sculptural artifacts will be installed in the exhibition space. Come performance time, the installation will feature live painting by two or more people in response to the fixed media, adding an interactive interpretive layer to the piece.
The processes of the known universe are marked by cycles—from the orbit of galaxies to the heartbeat of living things—moving constantly and at vastly different rates. We as humans have characteristically mistaken our existence in time as linear, forward progression, as if separate from the physics of our environment. With cycle[s], I hope to discover new ways we can reconnect to our shared origins by engaging deeply with the sweet stillness of our world’s ritual movements.
July 2-8: AFFECT Collaborative Residency, Berlin, Germany
Micro-Utopias: Cartographies of Relational Art in Berlin
Featuring the conception and execution of new collaborative project(s) TBD
Read more about Agora Collective and the AFFECT residency program here.
Some specific questions I hope to explore at AFFECT include:
- Much of contemporary art presupposes an embodied viewer, demanding activated participation instead of passive contemplation. How can sound-based artmaking (i.e. music, sound art, etc.) assume a more active, immediate, and/or physical response in the viewer?
- What is the effect of artmaking that adheres to the principles of relational aesthetics (as defined by Bourriaud and exemplified by artists like Rirkrit Tiravanija) vs. relational antagonism (as defined by Bishop and exemplified by artists like Santiago Sierra)? What role does urban space play in creating these different effects? Does it have to be an either/or?
- How does “psychological space” relate or differ to “cultural space”? What about artmaking creates a community vs. a community of individuals?
- In what different ways can artmaking model a processual alternative mode of life (a la Cage) as opposed to an ideologically rigid expression of a particular subjectivity?
*August-September dates and concerts are in planning stages--stay tuned!*
23 February 2018, MIRROR Tea House, 8 pm, chamber works of Braam van Eeden
27 February 2018, 318 Knickerbocker Ave, 7 pm, solo piano works
23 March 2018, 318 Knickerbocker Ave, 7:30 pm, solo piano works
21 April 2018, Scholes St. Studio, 7 pm, works by Debussy, Berio, Messiaen, Murail, Dennehy
29 April 2018, Spectrum (new BK location), 4 pm, works by Debussy, Berio, Messiaen, Murail, Dennehy